Participants: Martin, Oliver, LeAnne, Albert and Cathy
Leader: Cathy
Date: 3/12/2012

It was with some uncertainty that I advertised this trip with SUBW, somewhat doubtful that there would be enough cyclists with interest in this 27km ride in the club. But, over time I got another 5 participants to sign up.

Martin, Albert and I met at my house at Dulwich Hill and headed down to the Cooks River. We winded along the very well paved path to Tempe Railway Station where we met LeAnne and Oliver.

We continued following the bike track out to Arncliffe and then to Botany Bay. We stopped at Kyeemagh for a short while watching the planes taking off at the Airport. Poor LeAnne was saddened with the thought of her own flight home to Canada, while the rest of us recalled happy memories of our past journeys.

We rode on into strong winds following the coast through Brighton-le Sands and the smaller beach side suburbs. At Dolls Point we stopped for a short break before heading for Captain Cook Bridge and the Shire!!!!!

On the Taren Point side I indicated to our international students the huge number of signs indicating you are in the shire which constantly make me laugh. We even managed to cross the border without getting our passports stamped!

We headed through Woolaware HS and out the other side cutting up to the street and followed the suburban streets and into Cronulla.

With temperatures appropriate for a beach visit we chained our bikes up at Elourea Beach. My friend Anne and her boyrfriend Toshiro joined us for a swim and a visit to a takeaway shop.

After a short stroll to the station, we said our goodbyes to LeAnne who decided to catch the ferry to Bundeena and the rest of us headed back to the city.

Thanks to everyone for a great day!

As this will almost definitely be my last trip report before Christmas, I’d like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy festive season and new year. Looking forward to lots more SUBW adventures in 2013!